A celebration of independent writing, publishing and distribution. Spend time at the JOE Indie Pop-up Book Fair – Great coffee (& food), books galore and ample opportunity to meet new people. Entry was FREE for everyone!

53 Local Indie authors of fiction and general interest titles were present to autograph books and meet readers with more than 125 individual books available for purchase.

Within the short span the event was held at Alkantrant Library, Lynnwood, more than 150 Indie books were sold. The world’s biggest THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support SA’s Indie writing community.

Here’s the complete list of local Indie authors who participated in the JOE Indie Pop-up Book Fair (14 Jul):

Christina Harman van Straaten
Cora Groenewald
Robbie Cheadle
Soraya Hendricks
Antheo Ambursley
Fatuma Abdullah
Dolores Oldjohn
Jann Weeratunga
Sandy van Zyl
Ian McLean
Ginny Stone
Pamela Ngubeni

Evadeen Brickwood
Toni Cox
Sian B. Claven
Hamilton Wende

Mmathabo Mooa
Yusaf Chubb Garda
Francine Beaton
Linze Brandon
David Robbins
Jurgen Grosse-Heitmeyer
David van der Merwe
Kea Bopalamo
Karen Coomber
Suzanne Franco
Sinethemba Mthethwa
Kelan Gerriety
Ilse van Rensburg
Jason Hes
Abi Godsell
Linda Waterford
Silke Kaiser
Dr Diana du Plessis
Rob McShane
Lourens Erasmus
Anton Krueger
Pravasan Pillay
Louise Prinsloo
Tshego Monaisa
Natalie Rivener
Corne Terblanche Welman
Pieter G Cloete
Adam Alexander
Glynis Mackenzie
Paul J Els
Antonet Bekker
Duard le Roux
Femke Malan
Dina Coleske
Joa Lemmer Wasserman
Juliette Whelpton
Madelain Palmer
Irene Bukirwa Kamara
Mamotladi Matloga
Vera Marbach
Donell Williams
Conny Oberrauter

Our next event will be announced soon! #JOEindiepopupbookfair #readlocalindie #justoneearth #alkantrantlibrary

Alkantrant Library
Lynnwood, Pretoria
Sat 14 July 2018
10 AM – 2 PM



SAT 14 JUL 2018

09h30: Doors open
10h00: Welcome by ward councillor Pieter van Heerden


  1. 10h30: Live reading and discussion: ‘Liam goes to the game reserve’ by Christina van Straaten and ‘Salome and Gogo visit Soweto’ by Cora Groenewald. Ages 2-12
  2. 11h15: Live reading and discussion: ‘The Moonling’ by Tjaart & Daniel Lehmacher. Ages 6-11
  3. 12h00: Live reading and discussion: ‘Children of the Moon’, ‘The Speaking Stone of Caradoc’ and ‘The Secret of the Bird God’ by Evadeen Brickwood. Time travel adventure. Ages 12-16
  4. 13h00: Baking demonstration: Robbie Cheadle – ‘Biscuit Art’. Ages 6-13


  1. 10h30: Book discussion: ‘What Other Choice Did I Have’ by Mmathabo Mooa
  2. 11h00: Book discussion: ‘Literature, Life & Cricket: Tales of Fietas’ by Yusuf Chubb Garda
  3. 11h30: Top Dogs: Therapy dog introduction by Alta Rossouw
  4. 12h30: A demonstration for the ladies by Conny Oberrauter ’The Cosmetics Chef’
  5. 14h00: Event ends.